Bill Text For HB1905 - Senate Floor Version

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  |BILL NO. 1905                        By: Conley, Fugate, Provenzano,   |
 4|                                         Virgin, Pae, Sneed,           |
  |                                         Rosecrants, Munson, Miller,   |
 5|                                         Phillips and Albright of      |
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  |                                         David, Hicks, Kirt and        |
 8|                                         Floyd of the Senate           |
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11|       An Act relating to teacher certification; amending 70           |
  |       O.S. 2011, Section 6-185, as last amended by Section            |
12|       11, Chapter 124, O.S.L. 2014 (70 O.S. Supp. 2018,               |
  |       Section 6-185), which relates to teacher preparation            |
13|       programs; deleting reference to defunct Commission;             |
  |       requiring teacher candidates to study trauma-informed           |
14|       responsive instruction in existing coursework; and              |
  |       providing an effective date.                                    |
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17|BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:                  |
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18|    SECTION 1.     AMENDATORY     70 O.S. 2011, Section 6-185, as      |
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19|last amended by Section 11, Chapter 124, O.S.L. 2014 (70 O.S. Supp.    |
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20|2018, Section 6-185), is amended to read as follows:                   |
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21|    Section 6-185.  A.  The following competencies and methods shall   |
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22|be incorporated into the programs approved by the Oklahoma             |
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23|Commission for Teacher Preparation until July 1, 2014, and approved    |
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24|by the Commission for Educational Quality and Accountability           |
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 1|beginning July 1, 2014, for the competency-based teacher preparation   |
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 2|system provided for the Oklahoma Teacher Preparation Act:              |
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 3|    1.  The teacher preparation system shall include, but not be       |
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 4|limited to, the following competencies:                                |
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 5|         a.   excellence in the arts and sciences,                     |
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 6|         b.   an in-depth knowledge of the subject matter to be        |
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 7|              taught,                                                  |
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 8|         c.   the ability to identify and cultivate talent and         |
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 9|              potential in students,                                   |
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10|         d.   an understanding of child and human development,         |
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11|         e.   teaching skills developed through a variety of           |
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12|              learning experiences,                                    |
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13|         f.   the ability to interact effectively with all students,   |
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15|         g.   skills necessary for working with parents, guardians     |
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16|              and custodians of students in the education process,     |
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17|         h.   skills necessary to involve the community in             |
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18|              education,                                               |
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19|         i.   skills to foster teamwork within and among schools,      |
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20|         j.   for administrators, skills necessary to be an            |
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21|              effective leader of a school or school district, and     |
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22|         k.   skills in effective classroom management and student     |
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23|              discipline;                                              |
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 1|    2.  The preservice program shall include the following methods     |
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 2|to achieve the competencies listed in paragraph 1 of this              |
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 3|subsection:                                                            |
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 4|         a.   require teacher candidates to study arts and sciences    |
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 5|              at the undergraduate level,                              |
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 6|         b.   require secondary and elementary/secondary teacher       |
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 7|              candidates to have undergraduate majors, or their        |
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 8|              equivalents, in a subject area, and require teacher      |
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 9|              candidates in early childhood, elementary, and special   |
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10|              education to have subject area concentrations which      |
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11|              allow qualification as a generalist,                     |
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12|         c.   require teacher candidates to study the individuality    |
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13|              of students, the capacity of students to learn and the   |
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14|              process of learning,                                     |
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15|         d.   integrate curriculum from other disciplines with the     |
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16|              education curriculum,                                    |
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17|         e.   require teacher candidates to have training              |
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18|              experiences and personal contact with parents,           |
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19|              guardians or custodians of school-age children,          |
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20|         f.   require teacher candidates to have community             |
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21|              involvement experience,                                  |
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22|         g.   structure courses so as to require teamwork              |
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23|              activities, and                                          |
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 1|         h.   require teacher candidates to study, in existing         |
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 2|              coursework, substance abuse symptoms identification      |
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 3|              and prevention, mental illness symptoms identification   |
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 4|              and mental health issues, classroom management skills,   |
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 5|              trauma-informed responsive instruction and classroom     |
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 6|              safety and discipline techniques; and                    |
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 7|    3.  Until July 1, 2014, the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher        |
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 8|Preparation and beginning July 1, 2014, the The Commission for         |
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 9|Educational Quality and Accountability shall not require more than a   |
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10|four-year program of one hundred twenty-four (124) semester hours to   |
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11|complete a teacher education degree.                                   |
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12|    B.  It is the intent of the Legislature that institutions of       |
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13|higher education which offer teacher education programs hold such      |
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14|programs accountable for meeting the certification competencies        |
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15|approved by the State Board of Education.  It is the intent of the     |
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16|Legislature that the teacher education programs incorporate a          |
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17|curriculum to achieve the competency-based system and include          |
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18|integration of the teacher preparation curricula with the arts and     |
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19|sciences departments curricula.  Each institution of higher            |
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20|education which seeks accreditation or approval for its teacher        |
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21|education program shall develop an institution plan which follows      |
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22|the State Board of Education competencies for certification.  In       |
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23|developing such institution plans, the higher education institution    |
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24|shall establish a process which seeks information and input from       |
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 1|teacher preparation faculty, faculty from arts and sciences and        |
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 2|other programs and disciplines which are appropriate, students         |
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 3|within the teacher education program, teachers, administrators,        |
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 4|parents, guardians or custodians of students and business and          |
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 5|community leaders.  Until July 1, 2014, each Each institution shall    |
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 6|report annually to the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation     |
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 7|and beginning July 1, 2013, to the Commission for Educational          |
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 8|Quality and Accountability the procedures used to inform the public    |
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 9|regarding the institution's teacher education program and the manner   |
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10|through which public input is solicited and received.  The             |
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11|institution's plan shall be accessible to any interested party under   |
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12|the Oklahoma Open Records Act.  No institution of higher education's   |
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13|teacher education program shall be approved by the Commission unless   |
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14|the institution plan has been approved by that institution's           |
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15|governing board.  The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education      |
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16|may facilitate the development of institution plans to assist          |
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17|institutions of higher education.                                      |
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18|    SECTION 2.  This act shall become effective November 1, 2019.      |
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19|COMMITTEE REPORT BY: COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION                            |
  |April 2, 2019 - DO PASS                                                |
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